Rich Chocolate Pie: How to Make Holiday Desserts Easy

With all the baking and cooking over the holidays, it comes as a blessing to find a recipe that doesn’t take a lot of time and doesn’t require a lot of oven time. That’s when a Rich Chocolate Pie comes in handy!

Chocolate is a flavor that most people love. Adding some delicious, whipped cream or meringue topping just makes it even better.

a slice of rich chocolate pie topped with whipped cream on a red plate

Regardless of the specific holiday, you could always depend on her having a Rich Chocolate Pie nestled among other delicious desserts, such as Apple Pie with Cheese Crust, a Coconut Cake and, if peaches were in season, a Peach Cobbler.

If we were very lucky, there would be a piece or two of the Chocolate Pie left over. But you had to be quick and claim it, or it would go home with someone else!

From Simple to Rich and More Delicious

butter, pudding, eggs and other ingredients for a chocolate pie

The most familiar quick and simple Chocolate Pie recipe comes on a box of pudding. However, Aunt Dot played around and took it to a new, richer, and even more delicious level. Which made it even harder to resist!

Although you do have to use your stove top and oven for this recipe, the time it takes is minimal.  To make it even easier, you can make it the day before, and add the meringue or whipped topping at the last minute.

(And of course, you do know you will probably have to make two. You know, just so you can taste test it first…)

two slices of chocolate pie with whipped cream

Dot’s Rich Chocolate Pie


1 large box Cook and Serve Chocolate pudding

2 egg yolks

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup water

2 T. butter

1 t. vanilla


Mix milk and water.  Set aside.  In a medium pot, add pudding, yolks and enough milk/water mixture, and stir until smooth.  Add the remaining milk/water mixture and stir. Cook until full boil, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla. 

Mix until butter is completely melted and incorporated.  Pour into cooled baked pie shell. 

Refrigerate for 3 hours.  If desired, top with meringue or whipped topping.

Now that you can see how easy this pie is, you may want to add it to your recipe binder. That can very easily be done – just download a copy HERE!

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Ready for more ideas for your holiday baking?

Try some of these!

Banana Pudding

Apple Pie with Cheese Crust

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Miniature Cheesecakes

Blueberry Dumplings

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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